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We recently documented the series of encounters linking Chris Lamb with an Albanian woman who received travel grants and a $6,000 Outreachy internship from Debian.

Other women may want to apply for the same funds in future. We don't want to cause any embarrassment, we are simply providing more details to help other women decide if they want to take risks with Debian.

The woman began contributing as an OpenStreetMap (OSM) volunteer. She has contributed as a mapper, not as a developer. She was invited to the State of the Map conference to give a talk about community. She has good speaking skills.

She enrolled in undergraduate studies in agriculture. She worked part time in various jobs that do not involve technology.

OSM Belgium runs a monthly Mapper of the Month interview. In 2018 they selected this woman for the interview, she answers a wide range of questions.

It is an unfortunate coincidence, these interviews were run by OSM Belgium and her ex was an OSM mapper from Belgium. He blogged a series of photos from the infamous FOSSCamp where Albanians used funds from free software organizations to travel to the Greek island of Syros. Here they are together:

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Matcher Interview - Mark Galassi

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    This fundraising season we were incredibly fortunate to be supported by so many individuals. In addition to our large anonymous donors, we had a few people contribute to bump up the number. One of donors was a board member, Mark Galassi, who runs The Institute for Computing in Research. We asked him a few questions about free software and his passion and motivations for interdisciplinary research.

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    It appears strange for a woman to be involved in crimes against women and children but it is not uncommon. Here at Debian Community News we recently covered the similarities between Debian and the NXIVM sex cult.

    Debian is a combination of the names Debra and Ian, Ian being the founder of Debian and Debra his girlfriend at the time Debian was conceived. The name Debian is now being used to brand volunteers in much the same way that NXIVM convicted criminals branded their initials on slaves genital skin. It is a tragic coincidence. Debra and Ian would not condone this, yet this is what eventuated under the cult-like regime of Chris Lamb and Molly de Blanc.

Debian Community News: Albanian women, Brazilian women & Debian

  • Debian Community News: Albanian women, Brazilian women & Debian Outreachy racism under Chris Lamb

    We previously looked at the vast amounts of money spent on travel for Albanian women to come to DebConf19 in Curitiba and many other events.

    Before DebConf19, Debian tried to organize a warm-up event, MiniDebConf Curitiba in the location that would host DebConf proper.

    Local women had found Chris Lamb so difficult to deal with that they had to start their own crowdfunding campaign to get there. Lamb only had eyes for Albanian women like the woman who won an Outreachy internship.

    Renata blogs about the crowdfunding campaign for five women: Alice, Anna e So, Miriam Retka, Ana Paula and Luciana.

Ubuntu underage girl: child sex or child prostitution?

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    In the Ubuntu underage girl scandal, the Ubuntu employee, who is also a Mozilla tech speaker, has frequently been in a position of power over women. Women know they have to please these men if they want free trips. Let's see some examples.

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